Muhlenberg College

In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical about life in the Latino community of Washington Heights, plays July 13-31 at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre.

Director Jim Peck and actress Wilma Rivera join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to discuss the production and the excitingly diverse team of artists who've come together at Muhlenberg to create it.

(Original air-date: 7/11/2016)

 

Muhlenberg Theatre’s Artistic Director, Charles Richter, joins WDIY’s Neil Hever in the studio to preview the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre's upcoming 36th season which features performances of the beloved Broadway musical, "Gypsy"; 2008 Tony Award winner, "In the Heights"; and "Growl!", a twisted take on the Goldilocks story.

(Original air-date: 6/20/2016)

Rabbi Allen Juda & Dr. Peter Pettit on LV Discourse

Jan 26, 2016

"Journeys to Justice -- Learning and Action" is the topic of two upcoming forums, sponsored by the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding.  On this program, host John Pearce welcomes Dr. Peter Pettit and Rabbi Allen Juda to the WDIY studios. Included in the forums: hunger, domestic violence, education. What is just and how can you achieve justice?

(Original air-date: 1/14/2016)

Author Neil Gaiman on Musings

Nov 11, 2015

Host Kenn Michael spoke with author Neil Gaiman before his appearance at Muhlenberg College as part of the college's Living Writers series.  Gaiman later gave a public reading of his work on November 16th at Muhlenberg's Empie Theatre, Center for the Arts.

Host John Pearce welcomes out-going Muhlenberg College President Peyton R. Helm.  Having served at the college in Allentown since July 2003, Helm discusses his tenure at the institution, his experience as president, and his future plans.

Charles Richter & Peter Toscano on LV Arts Salon

Mar 11, 2015

George Miller and Kate Scuffle welcome Charles Richter, director of the upcoming Muhlenberg College production of Kurt Weill's landmark American opera Street Scene. Then, George and Kate speak with performer, writer, and activist Peterson Toscano about his lively, insightful, and, at times, hilarious performance of Climate Change: What's Faith Got to Do With It?, on the Lehigh University campus. 

(Original air-date 3/9/2015)

Allentown Public Theatre Performers on LV Arts Salon

Feb 11, 2015

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle welcome Josh Neth and Jason Roth to discuss their performances in Allentown Public Theatre’s upcoming production of Sam Shepherd’s True West at Touchstone Theatre. Also joining them is Professor Francine Roussel, director of Muhlenberg College’s production of The Miss Firecracker Contest by Beth Henley, opening February 18.

(Original air-date: 02/09/2015)

What did Muhlenberg College find during their recent archeological dig at the Moravian Historical Society's historic Ephrata Tract?

Host John Pearce welcomes Muhlenberg College's Dr. Ben Carter and Moravian Historical Society Director Megan van Ravenswaay who share several behind the scenes stories about the historic dig!

(Original air-date 1/18/2015)

Photographer Lydia Panas on LV Arts Salon

Oct 13, 2014

Host Bill Dautremont-Smith welcomes photographer Lydia Panas. Her new exhibition, After Sargent, opens Wednesday, October 8th at Muhlenberg College. Panas has produced a seemingly simple yet complex and evocative body of large-format portraits inspired by iconic American portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), particularly his well known and beautifully ambiguous painting The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, 1882.

(Original air-date 10/06/2014)

Gruff!

Jun 17, 2014

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Doppelskope co-artistic directors Ora Fruchter and Christopher Scheer about their new family musical Gruff!, on stage in the Studio Theatre of the Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance at Muhlenberg College June 18 - July 26.

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